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Birds of Guatemala

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 7:00pm – 8:00pm


Not Required


  • General Admission: Free


Mather Auditorium

This event is handicap accessible

Guatemala is a wonderful birding destination with many avian specialties, beautiful scenery, a colorful culture, and some of the best coffee in the world.

In March of this year, Doug Hitchcox was a leader of a spectacular trip to view the birds of Guatemala. The areas that they visited were varied, from the cool pine-oak forests near Antigua and Tecpan (think Pink-headed Warbler) to humid tropical lowland forests in the Petén (the Caribbean slope).

The tour started in the Petén with a visit to the classic Mayan site of Tikal and Las Guacamayas which added a large number of birds not possible on the Pacific Highlands side, including the opportunity to see Orange-breasted Falcon and several Yucatan endemics such as Ocellated Turkey, Yucatan Poorwill, Yucatan Flycatcher, and the striking Gray-throated Chat. Tikal is easily one of the best birding sites in all of Central America and the experience is enhanced by the immensity of the surrounding forest and the grandeur of the temples and complexes.

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